mozilla upgrade causes enigmail install to crash preferences window



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14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: John Pye, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040421
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040421

When upgrading enigmail, you are told that if you have updated from an earlier
version of Mozilla, then you need to delete a file 'XUL.mfl' (on windows,
something else in *nix) after updating Enigmail. 

Although that works fine, I wondered why it has to be that way. Couldn't the
Mozilla installer delete that file if it exists. We are already told that we
must reinstall all our extensions/plugins anyway.

Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install mozilla 1.4 or something
2. install enigmail 0.7 or something
3. update mozilla to latest 1.7 RC1
4. update enigmail to latest 0.8.3
5. (attempt to use enigmail: the mozilla preferences winow is broken and mozilla
won't shut down, there's a phantom window or something like that)
6. delete the XUL.mfl file
7. reinstall enigmail 0.8.3

Actual Results:  
Everything works fine, but it shouldn't be necessary to delete that file. I
thought maybe it should be deleted during the mozilla upgrade, but I don't know
if that would affect other things...

Expected Results:  
I expected to be able to install Enigmail with the one-click 'install' button
but instead I have to fiddle about finding a back-end file in a hidden folder
(my profile directory).

If you *don't* delete that XUL.mfl file, then it is impossible to change your
mozilla preferences until the above is done. Mozilla also fails to shutdown
correctly, and can't be restarted without first killing a phantom mozilla.exe
process using the task manager.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Bug over on mozdev too :)
The XUL.mfl file is automatically scrapped if we find a problem with it
(checksums, etc), which is why Mozilla installs don't need to manually scrap it.
 What exactly is enigmail doing that's failing?

Comment 3

14 years ago
The Enigmail bug was resolved as invalid: Seems Enigmail installation info 
explicitly requests the chrome folder in users profile directory to be deleted
before an upgrade of Mozilla?

I believe this bug shoule be resolved INVALID as well.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


13 years ago
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